Stop sucking in your tummy when you inhale

If when you inhale you suck in your tummy and raise your shoulders, you are increasing the downward pressure in your pelvis (your guts have got to go somewhere right!?) which pushes down on the pelvic floor. Also, you will be carrying a lot of tension in your neck and shoulders.

If you are breathing with your belly hanging out, your transverse abdominal muscles are not engaged and this also sends pressure downwards. So learn to breath with your lower ribs, feeling a 360 degree expansion round your lower ribs as you inhale, keep your belly still and your shoulders down.

Try using a theraband round your lower ribs to help you direct the expansion in your chest to the right area.

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